Friday, March 2, 2018

Post UTME Illegal Say Federal High Court

A Federal state supreme court in Nigerian capital has declared the Post-Unified Tertiary matric Examination (Post-UTME) conducted by universities, polytechnics and schools of education in African country as bootleg.

The court explicit that there was no living law authorising the exercise.

It additionally maintained that solely the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) may conduct matric examinations and provides admissions into tertiary establishments by virtue of section five (1) (2) of the upright Act.

In the judgment, delivered within the suit filed by the Legal Defence and help Project (LEDAP) against upright, the Minister of Education and also the National Universities Commission (NUC), Justice John Tsoho command that the defendants don't have any power to permit or direct tertiary establishments to conduct additional screening of candidates once that they had taken the UTME.

LEDAP had submitted that Section five (1) (2) of the upright Act, permits the body to conduct matric examinations for admissions into all tertiary establishments once the UTME.

Subsection (2) (3) states: “JAMB shall be liable for decisive matric needs and conducting examinations resulting in college boy admissions and additionally for admission to National certificate and also the Nigerian Certificate in Education courses.”

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